May 4, 2017

The Power of Stories

6th grader Beck explaining his science fair project to Erika
Norman. Beck studied the relationship between different salt levels and
how they affect the boiling point of water in a vacuum chamber
At Friends School we believe in the power of stories. Every student, teacher and parent at our school has stories to tell.  Every day, amazing things happen at our school – from small teachable moments to important planned events.  At the end of every day, children get into cars and stories tumble out.

I started this blog on my first week at Friends in 2011 because I know the importance of sharing the stories that I see every day with you. And I’ve been telling stories here every week since.

At Friends, as many of you are aware, we also tell our stories on social media.

There is a whole other side to Friends School you may be missing.  As an organization, we are very active on social media, principally on Facebook, but we also have a presence on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Blogspot, and LinkedIn.

We strongly encourage all of our families to follow us on social media because we want you to know and share our stories.

We all know the old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

Just this past week on Facebook, I’ve seen photographs of several wonderful events happening at our school:

- our fifth grade Destination Imagination team won second place at the regional competition and qualified for Global Finals in May (unfortunately the event overlaps with their Silver and Gold ceremony and they have chosen to stay in Boulder for graduation!)

- our middle school science fair was a resounding success, and I came away extremely impressed by the quality of the investigative work.

- our preschool and elementary school classes delivered baskets of flowers to all our neighbors on
Delivering May Das baskets
May Day.

- we have a few fantastic items that did not sell at the Heart of Friends Auction that we know some families won't want to pass up! 

- our preschool Parent Celebrations where we thanked our parents for all you do to support your children's love of Friends' School. 

- the fourth and fifth grade classes visited the Colorado State Capitol and the Ralph L. Carr Justice Center last week as part of their study of US Government. Students sat in the House and Senate galleries to hear the state legislature debate and pass bills during this legislative session. 

 - the Colorado Mountain Club's Youth Education Program is coming to Friends’ this summer for five days of rock climbing adventure, skill building, and teamwork! No experience necessary.

- all of our elementary classes are gearing up to present their Area of Expertise projects.

- registration for our amazing summer programs is open, with plenty of offerings for every taste.

Please like our social media sites, by clicking on the links above.  I feel confident you will be happy knowing the rest of the story.

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